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Ride for the Land comes to Chatham County on July 11

By Doug Nicholas
Posted Saturday, July 4, 2009

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Pittsboro, NC - Triangle Land Conservancy's annual bicycle tour, Ride for the Land, comes to Chatham County on July 11.

Ride for the Land changes locations from year to year highlighting TLC's different conservation focus areas across the Triangle. This year Ride for the Land highlights TLC's work to conserve Chatham's beautiful farms, which is why we subtitled this year's ride the "Freewheeling Farmland Frolic."

Three hundred cyclists will be converging on Pittsboro at 8 a.m. on July 11, then spreading out across the county following 30-, 45- and 60-mile routes through some of the most beautiful land in the Triangle.

Ride for the Land is a great opportunity for Chatham individuals, civic organization or church groups to get involved with TLC by volunteering to help out at one of our rest stops. We provide everything needed; you provide the support and smiles! We also still need some volunteers for registration, pre-ride hospitality, and post-ride hospitality.

Please contact me by email or phone (919-833-3662 ext 102) to volunteer. Response to the ride this year has been our strongest yet, and we expect a 300 rider sell-out. In fact, we have just a few spots left, so if you want to ride with us, register today online.

Huge thanks to the Pittsboro campus of Central Carolina Community College for hosting Ride for the Land this year. Thanks also to Rives Chapel Baptist Church, The Golf Zone of Siler City, and the Andrew family of Silk Hope for hosting Rest Stops.

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